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Pink Floyd - The Wall

Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982)

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Release Date: Aug 1, 1982 Limited

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This musical documentary examines the impact of legendary rock band Pink Floyd's iconic 11th studio album The Wall, examining how the work was created, as well as how it affected not just the band, but music history to come. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Dec 2, 1999

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Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera.

May 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Sin Magazine
Sin Magazine

Visually stunning and disturbing, an essential midnight movie.

June 17, 2005
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A stunning portrayal of a slide from isolation into madness. And the music rocks, too--bonus.

July 9, 2004
Needcoffee.com

One of Alan Parker's few truly bad movies.

August 14, 2003 | Comments (15)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Visually stunning yet strangely forced tale.

February 7, 2003
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

dated and self-aggrandizing but a watershed

September 19, 2002

Good music. Sick imagery.

August 25, 2002 | Comments (5)
Laramie Movie Scope

A midnight movie classic!

August 15, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Pink Floyd - The Wall

The Wall acts as a poem to tell its story. In both art and script, the film is a breakaway from what we would imagine it to be: a terribly overlong music video. Although pacing is almost nonexistent, with verses drastically varying in length, the curious premise requires the undivided attention of one who listens to Pink Floyd for their conceptual intrigue, not just the psychedelic tinge. Outside of the music itself, only around 250 total words are spoken, perhaps less than that. The plot is extremely unconventional, built up by a plethora of metaphors. Those who appreciate the subtleties of avant-garde art such as Fellini's 8 1/2 will without a doubt love it; others, even Pink Floyd fans, may find trouble understanding the brilliant idea. Our story revolves around Pink (Bob Geldof), an man young yet unbearably depressed. We learn of his earlier life in more comprehensive flashback, and his current situation in metaphors. The "wall" itself is perhaps the best instance of symbolism, as a resemblance of alienation.

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September 22, 2012
spielberg00

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One of the most surreal movies I've ever seen in my life. The story is a little hard to understand at times, especially when it comes to distinguishing what is going on in the real world or Pink's mind. However, if you like Pink Floyd music, this movie will certainly be a treat. The animation sequences are the best parts of this film, they are technically impressive and fit the disturbing look of the movie and the music. My favorite parts of the film are the "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2" school scene and "The Trial" at the film's climax.
October 28, 2011
Christopher Heim

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I've been a fan of Pink Floyd since I was a kid, and this musical set to the brilliant music of Pin Floyd's album The Wall is stunning. The Wall is an eccentric concept, and in pure Pink Floyd fashion delivers masterful images set to a lavish storyline about a depressed rock star named Pink. The Wall is a film that should only be viewed by fans of the band, as the film follows the story of the album. The images are superbly well drawn and the sequences are very memorable. As a fan of the album, I was stunned at what I watched. The result is a near flawless musical set to one of Rock's greatest concept albums. This film is fairly simple, but set to the epic songs; it elevates the film to an entire level of musical. This isn't Grease; this is a true musical, with music that's from the heart. The cast do a fine job and there are some good performances in this film. But with every musical, The Wall is strong on music and not dialogue. You end up not caring because the film is so engrossing and compelling that it doesn't matter what's going on. I feel that Pink Floyd's music has always been hypnotic and intelligent. This musical is most certainly that, it hypnotizes you and takes you on an interesting journey where the lead character, Pink builds "The Wall" a metaphor for isolation. Pink seeks to isolate himself from the world, his pain, his fans and fame, and "The Wall" continues to build. This is a stunning musical set to brilliant music.
August 24, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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The story of a depressed, self-loathing rock star, told as a long, grandiose, surrealistic movie video. Roger Waters lyrics for "The Wall" are whiny, pretentious, muddled, and occasionally brilliant, which could be said of this entire production: it's uneven but there are many indelible, grotesque moments, and it's hard to take your eyes off the screen. Gerald Scarfe's brilliant, nightmarish animations---birds turning into warplanes, flowers mating and eating each other, marching fascist hammers---are the high point.
August 21, 2011
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    1. Pink: STOP!
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    1. Pink's Friend: [seeing a train approaching] Pinky, here comes the train! Get off the line, you bloody idiot, here it comes! [Pink doesn't get out off the line as the train approaches closer] PINKY, GET OFF THE LINE!
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